This Homemade Barbecue Sauce……it’s just like Sweet Baby Ray’s and it totally has me wishful thinking…Come on. We were almost there, we even had some nice warm sunny days. I could feel spring!

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Not!

But then, yeah you guessed it. It totally snowed last night.

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

I am not going back to my winter ways. I am rebelling against this weather!

It is April gosh darn it!

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Technically I know April is a little early to be breaking out the grill, but let’s just say I am getting you guys ready for that hot spring day when you decide it is time to break out the grill.

Before you know April will be over, mid May will hit and with it will come (hopefully) warm temps! Or maybe you are lucky enough to be in one of those spots where the warm weather has already arrived…lucky you.

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Really is there a better way to prepare for outdoor cooking than homemade BBQ sauce!

It’s pretty much any griller’s favorite sauce.

Heck whether you are griller, broiler, Gorge Foreman lover or baker, it is still probably your favorite sauce.

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Over here we grill all year round. The boys CANNOT live without their grilled chicken or steak and my dad only likes his fish grilled. Not seared, not baked and not fried. Grilled.

So our grill gets a whole lot of use.

Therefore, we also go through a whole lot of BBQ sauce. Obviously.

 

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Hands down, around here the family favorite is Sweet Baby Ray’s.

The problem? It is filled to the brim with high fructose corn syrup! Barf.

So I made my own. And oh fudge it is good! And like ridiculously easy. It takes me ten minutes to throw together! Yes, just 10 minutes! You definitely can’t get to the store and back in 10 minutes! Plus, my guess is you have every single ingredient in your kitchen right now. Honestly, it could not be simpler and it could not taste better. Even the texture is stop on. Sweet Baby Ray himself would not be able to tell the difference.

Yeah, I am serious. It is that good.

Homemade Barbecue Sauce
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The Recipe

Homemade Barbecue Sauce....Just Like Sweet Baby Ray

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 0 about 2 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups ketchup preferably organic
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice or you can sub apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon worchestire sauce
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper use less if you don't like the heat
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients size sauce pot. Bring to a boil and reduce and simmer for five minutes or until all the sugar has dissolved. Serve immediately or cover and store in fridge.

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Bone suckin’, lick the spoon (jar, bowl, table, whatever), good!